Pharmaceutical Weighing Scales and Balances

Pharmaceutical Weighing Scales and Balances

Weighing medicines and solutions in a pharmacy is a whole other ballgame from most professions. Precision measurements of minute amounts, such as grams and milliliters, is not just a luxury but a life-saving necessity. As a pharmacist, if you mix your intravenous (IV) solution improperly, your patient’s blood cells can burst, or contrarily, the concentration can be so high that the blood cell is straight-jacketed, impeding its proper function.

And who has time to count pill-by-pill, by the way? Arlyn Scales can also be configured to accurately count medication.

Because we make our scales in-house we are happy to talk with you about your specific needs and we will be able to answer any questions contact us here.

Weighing Scales for the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry is all about precision. One wrong measurement, no matter how small the error, can have drastic consequences. That’s why highly accurate scales from Arlyn Scales are perfect for those working in pharmaceuticals. Over the decades, we have developed unbeatable, advanced weighing technology to bring you the highest level of precision possible. In fact, our scales are trusted by well-known pharmaceutical companies like Bayer.

Types of Balances Used in the Pharmaceutical Industry

There are many types of scales and balances used in the pharmaceutical industry, but the three we recommend are the Arlyn Ultra Precision scale, Large Ultra Precision Scale, and Parts Counting Scales. All three of these scales give precise measurements and they’re built to stand up to the wear and tear that comes with manufacturing pharmaceuticals.

Ultra Precision Scales

Arlyn’s Ultra Precision Scales are a weighing technology breakthrough and are over 10 times more sensitive than standard strain gauge scales. On top of this, they are more durable than traditional scales and can withstand a range of environments, including any that involve liquids. These scales use an all digital Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) transducer that can have a sensitivity requirement of .0001lb and provide accuracy between 0.01% and 0.005%.

Large Ultra Precision Scales

Our Large Ultra Precision Scales use the same amazing technology as our Ultra Precision Scales but feature larger load cells to accommodate bigger capacities. These 1000 lb capacity scales give a sensitivity of 0.01 lb compared to the standard 1000 lb scales that only offer a resolution of 0.2 lb. These scales are made to be used in rugged environments, and they can accept up to 2.5 times the rated load without damage.

Parts Counting Scales

The pharmaceutical industry also involves a lot of counting, whether it’s pills for clients, inventory, large manufacturing plans, or something else. Our Parts Counting Scale can help you save time. Once you figure out the weight of one pill, you can add a large number of them to the scale and it will determine how many pills there are based on the weight. With our extremely accurate technology, you know you’re getting a precise count.

Good Balance Calibration Practices

Our scales are designed to last, but there are still best practices you need to follow to ensure your scales have long lives. The main thing you want to do is be careful of load sizes. Pay attention to the capacity of your scale and avoid overloading it. Also watch how you place loads on the scale and watch out for shock loading.

Another great benefit of our scales is you can quickly recalibrate them without taking them out of the field. They are easy to recalibrate and you can do it in the field without taking them out of service.

Logging Pharmaceutical Weighing Data

Our scales offer a variety of methods for logging weighing data, including USB, ethernet, RS-232 and more. You can upgrade to the Arlyn UpScale, which makes it easy to log and record data. This touchscreen display indicator enables you to record weighing data with a USB Data Logger. Simply plug a thumb drive into the scale, and thousands of data records (including weight, time, group and item information) will be taken. You can then download your data onto a spreadsheet or database. You can even record and log data with Google Sheets.

Pharmaceutical Scales: Miligram and Ultra Precision From Arlyn Scales

Arlyn Scales has been a leader in the designing and development of weighing technology for more than 30 years. We pride ourselves on bringing you the best quality at the utmost value. Because we are factory direct, you can provide unbeatable prices. Plus, all our scales are made in the USA. If you have any questions about our pharmaceutical scales or would like to discuss a custom solution for your business, please contact us. Our team of experts is always ready to help.